Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hallway Gallery Wall

Thanks for all the birthday wishes :-)   I hope that my birthday musings did not come across as "woe is me and my privileged life"; I was simply reflecting on where I am in life these days.


Our downstairs hallway is a great spot for a gallery wall.  I took the pictures from our gallery wall around the tv in our last house and swapped out a few for some fresh pictures from the kids.

For a less messy look, I aligned all the pictures along the same plane.  I taped a stripe of 2 inch painters tape from one end of the wall to the other. (I cannot figure out how to get this picture without the border.)

I aligned the top row with the bottom of all the pictures along the tape, and the bottom row was aligned with all the tops of the pictures.

Et voila, gallery wall.

The view from the front door:

The view from the stairs:

The face on the blue background is a self portrait done by Greg at school, and it is one of my favorite pieces ever.

The art is mostly pictures done by the kids, my grandmother, my sister and my friends (I am surrounded by artistes).  There are a few photographs of homes of family members in Costa Rica and Italy that we visit. The only picture that I currently consider a placeholder is the big circles; I like it ok but I have some other things I am considering for the frame.

There is room to grow on either end if we find more items that strike our fancy.

The view from the kitchen, looking towards the door into the garage.

I love how this turned out.  


  1. love it! love the art and love the midline.

  2. I love how it turned out, too! It looks eclectic and neat.

  3. I love it, too! It's colorful and balanced and real and just...really cool.

  4. No, no! The circles one and the stripes one are my favorites!

  5. It is perfect (even the picture of the dots) and it fills the wall beautifully adding colour and interest.
    Kind Regards

  6. Fabulous! Love the horizontal "organizing-line"

  7. Love the technique you used here...perfectly "imperfect"....good job!

  8. I LOVE THIS!!!! It's fresh, modern, organized, and so lovely. Also, I totally dig the circles. :)


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